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A. Stein & Company was established in 1887 and incorporated in Illinois in February 1909. The company manufactured garters, suspenders, rubber sundries, and other products of elastic webbing under the trade names "Paris," "Ivory," and "Hickory." It originally only manufactured men's garters but gradually broadened its activities to include products for women and children. During the 1920s the company had a five-story plant with approximately 232,000 square feet.

In 1919 A. Stein established a Canadian subsidiary, A. Stein & Company, Ltd., with a factory in Toronto. In 1928 the company employed 1,515 and sales were $971,785, up from $518,334 in 1926. A. Stein acquired two companies that were sources of manufacturing material for the business in 1929.

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